This map of Ceres made from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the locations of about 130 bright areas across the dwarf planet's surface highlighted in blue. Most of these bright areas are associated with craters.

This map of Ceres made from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the locations of about 130 bright areas across the dwarf planet's surface highlighted in blue. Most of these bright areas are associated with craters.

See how NASA's Dawn spacecraft will visit the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in this SPACE.com infographic.

See how NASA's Dawn spacecraft will visit the asteroids Vesta and Ceres in this SPACE.com infographic.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is getting humanity's best view yet of the tiny survivor from the solar system's earliest days. See what we know about the dwarf planet Ceres in this our infographic.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is getting humanity's best view yet of the tiny survivor from the solar system's earliest days. See what we know about the dwarf planet Ceres in this our infographic.

Contact? ... 'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion - NASA - via "Dawn" spacecraft - Feb 19, 2015

Contact? ... 'Bright Spot' on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion - NASA - via "Dawn" spacecraft - Feb 19, 2015

A view of Ceres taken by the Dawn spacecraft. Occator Crater is visible in the lower left.

A view of Ceres taken by the Dawn spacecraft. Occator Crater is visible in the lower left.

The Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on the dwarf planet Ceres. The post Scientists Find Organics on Ceres appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

The Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on the dwarf planet Ceres. The post Scientists Find Organics on Ceres appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Image of Ceres by the Dawn spacecraft on April 10, 2015

Image of Ceres by the Dawn spacecraft on April 10, 2015

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft that…

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft that…

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